Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080439488, 9780080541921

Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation

1st Edition

SEMC 2001 (2 Volume Set)

Authors: A. Zingoni
eBook ISBN: 9780080541921
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 16th March 2001
Page Count: 1704
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Following on from the International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, held in Cape Town in April 2001, this book contains the Proceedings, in two volumes. There are over 170 papers written by Authors from around 40 countries worldwide. The contributions include 6 Keynote Papers and 12 Special Invited Papers. In line with the aims of the SEMC 2001 International Conference, and as may be seen from the List of Contents, the papers cover a wide range of topics under a variety of themes. There is a healthy balance between papers of a theoretical nature, concerned with various aspects of structural mechanics and computational issues, and those of a more practical nature, addressing issues of design, safety and construction. As the contributions in these Proceedings show, new and more efficient methods of structural analysis and numerical computation are being explored all the time, while exciting structural materials such as glass have recently come onto the scene. Research interest in the repair and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure continues to grow, particularly in Europe and North America, while the challenges to protect human life and property against the effects of fire, earthquakes and other hazards are being addressed through the development of more appropriate design methods for buildings, bridges and other engineering structures.


Civil engineers, consultants, government organizations and researchers who hold a specific interest in design, safety and construction.

Table of Contents


Local Organising Committee, International Scientific/Technical Advisory Board, Sponsoring Organisations vi (or vii).

Keynote papers.

Vibration analysis of bridges under moving vehicles and trains (Y.K. Cheung et al.). The importance of combining experimental and numerical study in advancing structural engineering understanding (D.A. Nethercot). Enhanced strain finite elements for Mindlin-Reissner plates (B.D. Reddy, O. Ehl). Recent advances in local-global FE analysis of shells of revolution (P.L. Gould). A new mixed flexibility approach for simplifying elastic and inelastic structural analysis (A.R. Kemp). Eigenstates of large profiled matrices (P.J. Pahl, M. Ruess).

Invited papers.

Advanced metal systems in structural rehabilitation of monumental constructions (F.M. Mazzolani, A. Mandara). Lifetime-oriented analysis and design of large-scale cooling towers (R. Harte, W.B. Kratzig).

Steel structures: general considerations.

Beam elements in structural analysis and design of steel frames (L.H. Teh, G.J. Hancock). Second-order elastic-plastic analysis of plane frames (J.M. Davies).

Concrete structures: general considerations.

Analysis of reinforced concrete beams with circular openings using strut-and-tie model (M.A. Mansur et al.). True parabolic stress method of analysis in reinforced concrete beams (R.V. Jarquio).

Steel-concrete composite construction.

Large deformation performance of double skin composite construction using Bi-Steel (B. McKinley, L.F. Boswell). Behaviour of different types of shear connectors for steel-concrete structures (H.J.C. Galjaard, J.C. Walraven).

Masonry, glass and timber structures.

Overall elastic properties of brickwork via homogenization (G. de Felice). Response of unreinforced brick masonry wall structures to lateral loads (E.A. Basoenondo et al.).

Plate, shell and containment structures.

Green's functions for the thin plate bending problem under various boundary conditions (N. Hasebe, X.F. Wang). Nonlinear analysis of a storage tank by the DQM (H. Shin, D. Redekop).

Laminated composite plates and shells.

Vibration of cross-ply laminated composite plates (H. Matsunaga). Free vibrations of piezoelectric sandwich plates: A two-dimensional closed solution (A. Benjeddou, S. Letombe).

Bridges, towers and masts.

Comparative structural behaviour of multi-cell and multiple-spine box girder bridges (M. Samaanet al.). Full-scale testing and system identification of a steel-trussed bridge (C. Gentile).

Finite element formulations.

A new stiffened plate element for the analysis of arbitrary plates (M. Barik, M. Mukhopadhyay). A new 24 d.o.f. assumed stress finite element for orthotropic shells (S. Geyer, A.A. Groenwold).

Finite element and numerical modelling.

FEM computation of dynamic properties of a structure using fuzzy set theory (X.J. Yu, D. Redekop). Development of semi-rigid frame model assisted by testing (M.A. Gizejowski et al.).

Cracking and fracture mechanics.

The time scale in quasi-static fracture of cementitious materials (G.P.A.G. van Zzjl). Calculation of the critical stress in two-phase materials (Z. Knesl et al.).

Soil-structure and fluid-structure interaction.

The assessment of shear effect of soil in analysis of laterally loaded models of the piles (B.B. Budkowska, A. Elmarakbi). Numerical analysis of laterally loaded piles under conditions of elasticity (B.F. Cousins, E.S. Melerski).

VOLUME 2. Preface v.

Local Organising Committee, International Scientific/Technical Advisory Board, Sponsoring Organisations vi (or vii).

Stability of thin-walled members.

Interaction buckling design concepts for thin-walled members (P. Osterreider, J. Zhu). Degenerate Hopf bifurcation phenomena of a cantilever beam on elastic foundation (S. Sensoy).

Vibration and dynamic analysis.

Stochastic transient variational principle in vibration analysis (L.F. Yang et al.). Efficient automatic selection of tolerances in nonlinear dynamic analysis (J. Farjoodi, A. Soroushian).

Vibration control and seismic analysis.

Placement and elimination of vibration controllers in buildings (A. Henry et al.). Viscous damping system for optimal structural seismic design (Y. Ribakov, J. Gluck).

Seismic design of stell structures.

Contributing effect of cladding panels in the seismic design of MR steel frames (G. De Matteis et al.). Ductility formulations of steel structural members (M. Moestopo et al.).

Seismis design of concrete structures.

Behavior of rectangular columns with low lateral confinement ratio (S.S.E. Lam et al.). Behavior of full-scale lightly reinforced concrete interior beam-column joints under reversed cyclic loading (H. Yin et al.).

Analysis and design for blast and impact.

Parametric study on the drop-impact behaviour of mini hi-fi audio products (K.H. Low et al.). Deformation and tearing of uniformly blast-loaded quadrangular stiffened plates (S.C.K. Yuen, G.N. Nurick).

Fire safety and fire resistance.

The effect of fire on multi-storey steel frames (P.J. Moss, G.C. Clifton). Fire safety design and recent developments in fire engineering (W. Sha, N.C. Lau).

Structural safety and reliability.

On the non stationary spectral moments and their role in structural safety and reliability (S. Caddemi et al.). Developments in structural reliability bounds (K. Ramachandran).

Structural optimisation.

A GA approach for simultaneous structural optimization (M. Kahraman, F. Erbatur). Genetic algorithm operators for optimisation of pin jointed structures (J. Mahachi, M. Dundu).

Damage prediction and damage assessment.

Fiber optic assessment of damage in FRP strengthened structures (M. Zhao et al.). Structural health monitoring (J.L. Humar, M.S. Amin).

Repair, rehabilitation and strenghthening.

Seismic rehabilitation of beam-column joints (A. Ghobarah). TR 55: Design guidance for strengthening concrete structures using fibre composite materials - A review (C. Arya et al.).

Loadings and code developments.

Actual problems of steel-design - Future of the codes (F. Werner, P. Osterrieder). Calibration of load factors for the South African Loading Code (T.R. Ter Haar et al.).

Concrete and concrete materials.

Structural engineering and concrete technology in developing countries: An overview (A.S. Ngab). Strength development of high-strength high-performance concrete at early ages (T. Yen et al.).

Construction technology and methods.

Construction and instrumentation of a concrete modular block wall (A. Kasa et al.). Analysis of multilayer system with geosynthetic insertion - Sensitivity analysis (B.B. Budkowska, J. Yu).

Structural engineering education.

Teaching structural analysis: A curriculum for an undergraduate civil engineering degree and learning issues (B.W.J. van Rensburg). Interactive use of computers to promote a deeper learning of the structural behaviour (M.Y. Rafiq, D.J. Easterbrook).

Late papers.


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About the Author

A. Zingoni

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town, South Africa